Twin Cities in Motion

Weekly Rundown

posted on Fri, Sep 21 2012 8:52 am by TCM Staff

Each week there are things we stumble upon that are interesting, intriguing, inspiring and/or worth repeating. Here's what made the list this week.


At Midwest Marathons, Beware of Oncoming Trains

Runner's World has an interesting article in Racing News that plays with meanings for "train." Race directors do their best to make sure that even on courses that cross railroad tracks (multiple times, at some events), there won't be any disruptions for the runners. Train schedules are studied very closely. But there was one memorable race in which, as the runners passed by, the race director parked his pick-up on the tracks, hoping a train bearing down on him would stop before plowing through him. Click here to see how that escapade turned out.


Happy Run@Work Day!

The goal of RUN@WORK Day, presented by the Road Runners Club of America, is to encourage adults to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either before work, during lunch or immediately following work. RUN@WORK Day also encourages companies to help employees schedule time for physical activity. Incorporating exercise into one's daily routine can markedly improve one's overall physical health.

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In our world...

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend is just around the corner! Saturday Family Event online registration is open! Learn more about the diaper dash, toddler trot, half mile & mile, 5K Run/Walk, and 10K here.

We love our volunteers! Have you been a part of marathon weekend in a volunteering capacity? If not, try it. You will have a blast. If so, please join us again! We are looking for course marshals in the Most Beautiful Urban Marathon in America here. Sign up now, you won't regret it.


P.S. 16 days until the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon!